Proposition 65, formally known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was endorsed by voters in California in 1986 to address their concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. The intention of the proposition was to protect citizens of the state of California and its drinking water from chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Proposition 65 significantly affects the food and beverage industry, within and outside of California. Recently, the issue of Proposition 65 warnings for food has become an increasingly hot topic of debate and litigation, as some of the foods and beverages at issue are staples of the American diet. As the Proposition 65 chemical list continues to grow (from the 1987 list of approximately 85 chemicals to approximately 850 chemicals today), so grows the complexities of compliance.
This webinar addressed:
- The background and legal framework for Proposition 65;
- How Proposition 65 affects food and beverage manufacturers who sell products in the state of California;
- Devising strategies for managing risk; and
- Exploring compliance plans.
Who Should Attend?
- Food and beverage stakeholders
- Food and beverage manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers
- Regulated industries, compliance and legal professionals